About BXL ZOUTE

BXL ZOUTE is a Belgian restaurant located in Manhattan's Flatiron neighborhood.

50 West 22nd
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Belgian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 11:30PM

Cross Street:
6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 692-9282

Website:
http://www.bxlcafe.com/

Executive Chef:
Claes Klaas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

BXL ZOUTE Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
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Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
People Watching (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Each time we visit the City we make sure to have dinner at BXL Zoute. My wife is from Belgium and she craves those authentic specialties. The BEST Steak Tartare! And don't miss the Shrimp Croquettes and the Tomate aux Crevette... as must have.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When busy, this place gets so loud you can't hear your conversation, but when you can catch it on a slower time, it's wonderful. The bar is curvy and so comfortable, we prefer it to the tables. Great food and wonderful service. Will keep coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

BXL Zoute is a lively restaurant/bar in the heart of Chelsea. The ambiance was fun, the service was adequate, and the food was very good. (Our waitress came over only once during our entire meal.) The one down side to the restaurant is the VERY loud music. If one wants to talk with friends over dinner, it is quite difficult.

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Spicy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a fantastic server, and the food was incredible. I will definitely be back to try the different kinds of Moules Frites.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was way above average, but who was to know that this is a popular bar scene, so the noise was overwhelming, to the point that I could barely hear the friend sitting beside me, much less our companions seated across the table. I would only return at a very off hour, but the young and uncommitted would probably love a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

the mussels (moules marinieres), although THE begian speciality, were completely waisted by the massive load of thyme. dear chef: moules don’t want thyme !

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

in the mood for mussels? bxl zoute is your go-to place! relaxed environment, super-friendly staff, decent prices... did i mention delicious mussels?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 23, 2017

If you are looking for some good food BXL Zoute is it. The service is always excellent. The food is well done and during evenings and brunch time the ambiance is vibrant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I have been here many times and the food, service, and ambience is always outstanding.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Beyond their control but there were many noisy garbage trucks at dinner time. Sounded like they were hauling out industrial sized trash. I barely noticed I was having such a great time and great food and service. Fun ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great neighborhood staple! Also, they make good margaritas!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I took my fiancee to BXL Zoute on the recommendation of a friend. After quite a few trips to Belgium for business and pleasure, I am a great fan of the cuisine and the spirits! BXL Zoute provided an authentic experience, with lovely moules frites, a tasty charbonnade and wonderful beers. We will have to come again to try other things, particularly the enormous beer selection!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Trappistes Rochefort 10 were outstanding! Service excellent as always.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had a fantastic birthday dinner here. The staff was incredibly accommodating of our large group and changes to number of guests. The food and drinks were great (they even made me a mocktail!) and the service was amazing. Highly recommend for a group dinner. My only quibble was with the noise level - it was a little too loud to hear each other at ends of the table.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Outstanding. Truly traditional Belgium tastes, with their own twist. A beer selection you would expect from Belgiums, but, it is the cocktail list that is the surprise here. An awesome mix of cocktails that are beautifully crafted. Great place for groups.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The food was good, the service was poor. The place is nice looking but the noise level is very high and the thumping music adds nothing to the evening's pleasure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent mussels. An excellent value, given that 3 of us had a fine meal on a single order of mussels, which came with bread and fries.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great service, delicious food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Delicious Belgian/French bistro cuisine with incredible friendly service. My go to for a great time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Bxl zoute offers a genuine experience of the Belgian cuisine (I am Belgian and American). Really liked my carbonnades flamandes and frites but my wife's mussels were not as good as usual. Hopefully, this was just a less nice batch. Our teenagers loved their food too (picky eaters ). I recommend !

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Interesting menu of traditional Belgian specialties well presented and well prepared. Friendly waitstaff. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was our first visit to BXL, but certainly not our last! Great authentic Belgian cuisine and an outstanding variety of the best beer in the world! Good energy and great service we're the cherry on top!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I took a date, here, never had Belgian food; great food, service, very reasonably priced, I 'd certainly come here again, thanks

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Excellent service, very good food, nice ambience (though a bit noise), a really nice and cozy place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Mussels could have been slightly bigger, but overall everything was fine. 3rd-4th visit in the past few years, when I have a hankering for mussels and Belgian frites. Beer is outstanding with so many Belgian and other European varieties. Gulden Draake is a favorite.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My friends and I find it a great place to meet for lunch. The lunch price fixe is a great deal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Skirt steak Chimichurri was excellent, as was the poached pear with chocolate sauce and ice cream.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Had a great time. Food was great and pretty sizable portions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great staff! Will definitely come back! A little loud but I actually liked that it was lively.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 5, 2017

intimate setting. excellent food. good variety of items on menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

If you love mussels definitely the place to be. Nice Belgian café with plenty of food choices if you don't like mussels. Fantastic beer menu, drafts as well as bottles. Service great and friendly. In the summer you can sit also outdoors. Location is great and outside of the tourist area unlike the BXL Café on 43rd.
As a Dutch I felt at "home".

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was good and tasty and beer on tap was really good. However noise level made it a place to go to only if you don't want to hear the people you are with.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The service and food were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

I really loved the service, hospitality ,and the great choice of beers, as well as the wonderful Carbonadde Flamande... Unpretentious, down to earth place where you can go and have great food, drinks and fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Every meal we had was prepared well and cooked to our specifications. The waiter was attentive even though the restaurant was full. Great Belgian beer selection. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Excellent portion size and quality. Lovely patio. Oasis in flatiron.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amazing food and great prices. We will be back, especially after our waitress told us about unlimited mussels on Sunday and Monday for $25

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 5, 2017

First time at this restaurant. For dessert we had speculoos tiramisu which was fantastic, topping off an outstanding meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

BXL Zoute and rather Clauss was just fantastic. Clauss arranged for a pre-fixe menu with beer pairings for my business group and it was fantastic.

Food is great, atmosphere is lively and for dinner its always been full, beer cannot be beat and well its just a great place overall!

The next business meal will likely be here again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Business Meals, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Really easy lovely-Food nice and very reasonable.
Service was very warm
We all enjoyed it and will go back!!

Tags: Quick Bite
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